About the Charles F. Fraker Conference

The biannual Charles F. Fraker Conference is organized by doctoral students in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in honor of Professor Emeritus of Spanish Charles F. Fraker. Originally a venue for graduate students of Hispanic Studies to meet and discuss the subjects of their research, the conference has grown to include the work of students of many other fields and disciplines. In previous years, the Charles F. Fraker Conference has featured as its keynote speakers intellectuals such as Jacques Lezra, Alberto Moreiras, Jacques Rancière, Bill Brown, Michael Taussig, and WJT Mitchell. This year, we will enjoy the presence of professor Robert T. Tally, Jr. for our keynote presentation. Past conferences have attracted graduate student panelists from such universities as Yale, Tulane, Cleveland State, Western Michigan, Brigham Young, and Western Ontario. This year, we welcome panelists from Brown, Concordia (Montréal), CUNY, Emory, Purdue, Rutgers, SUNY–Buffalo, Texas State, UCSB, UAlberta, UChicago, UVirginia, UW–Madison, and UT–Austin, as well as our own University of Michigan. In recent years, papers have been given in different Romance languages as well as in English; 2019 will be no exception as our program includes panelists from across languages and disciplines.

The conference will take place on the 15-16th February 2019 at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. On Friday, 15th February, it will be held in the Michigan League, and on Saturday, 16th February, it will be held in the Rackham Graduate School; both buildings are on Ingalls Hall on UM’s Central Campus.

The 2019 Charles F. Fraker Conference is generously sponsored by:

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Romance Languages & Literatures

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Comparative Literature

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Rackham DEAN’S STRATEGIC INITIATIVE

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Philosophy

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Film, Television & Media

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Center for European Studies

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of American Culture

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of English

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Anthropology

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of History